so, brni gave me his plague. started with pain in the kidneys, then a sore throat, followed by cough–the usual. most of the time, at the first sign of a sore throat i can knock it out with a couple shots of echinacea and some yarrow throat spray, but not this time. this time it settled down nice and cozy for the duration.
and then i was out of my elderberry cough syrup.
nothing like slaving over the stove making a new batch of elderberry cough syrup while suffering from a miserable cough. but it’s done. a nice big batch of the stuff.
a note to the wise: always keep a stash of dried elderberries, honey and brandy on hand. you never know…